Officials to retiring schools’ leader:...

Jul 2, 2020 by

‘The impact you made is everlasting’ Published July 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Current and former local officials sung the praises of retiring Superintendent Jane Tremblay during her last School Committee meeting on June 23. Tremblay retired from the school system on Tuesday after working for Lynnfield Public Schools for the past 34 years, including the last six years as superintendent. Former Tewksbury Memorial High School Principal Kristen Vogel has succeeded Tremblay. School Committeeman Phil McQueen thanked Tremblay for her “dedication and commitment to the students of Lynnfield.” “As an educator, you always put students first whether as a teacher, a principal or as superintendent,” said McQueen. “What is most important in my mind is as an administrator, you never lost sight of what the classroom looked like. The most important part...

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State wants local schools’ reopening plans...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Officials are urging parents to stay patient while the state continues finalizing guidelines for reopening schools this fall. Gov. Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeff Riley unveiled a preliminary back-to-school framework during a June 25 press conference. The preliminary guidelines are designed to help school districts prepare for reopening buildings this fall after they have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. “I would caution everyone not to move too quickly,” said Superintendent Jane Tremblay in an interview with the Villager. “We have all been told opening is going to depend on what the medical data is telling us and the medical data is changing every day.” Tremblay noted the School Department will be required to...

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PHOTO: Drying off

Jul 1, 2020 by

Published July 1, 2020

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Historic outdoor TM wraps up business quickly...

Jun 25, 2020 by

Published June 24, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Forty-two minutes. That’s all it took for the Annual Town Meeting to wrap up municipal business at Lynnfield High School’s Pioneer Stadium on Saturday, June 20. Just over 100 voters attended Town Meeting after the Board of Selectmen voted last Wednesday to reduce the 175-voter quorum requirement to 40 voters for this one session of Town Meeting. Residents sat 9-feet apart on the football field in 85-degree heat for this historic session of Town Meeting, which is usually held in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. Attendees were required to wear face masks, and a number of residents brought water bottles in order to stay hydrated. There were even residents who brought umbrellas in order to stay cool. Additionally, a group of firefighters were on hand...

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